Serena Khaplu Palace

Serena Khaplu Palace offers guests the privilege of experiencing a unique collection of historical buildings dating back to the 1840s. Undoubtedly the finest surviving example of a Royal Residence in Baltistan, it has been brought back to life using a strategy of adaptive re-use and restoration by the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP), an institution of the Aga Khan Development Network.


Serena Khaplu Palace is situated on the upper side of Khaplu Town; a town which characterizes the particularly rich and diverse cultural and architectural heritage of Baltistan with influences from both Tibet and Kashmir.


Located just 2 ½ hours drive from Skardu airport and Shigar, Serena Khaplu Palace provides the perfect spring board for all types of travelers, adventurers and researchers to explore the regions rich cultural heritage and to give you the chance to live like Baltistani Royalty!